Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Word "heard" and its Importance

As we have read Colossians this week, you may have noticed a key word "heard" mentioned several times in chapter 1. Paul makes it clear as to what first took place before the Christians had faith in Christ. This action also contributed to their love for the saints because if they never first heard the gospel they would not have known and understood the Word of Truth and how to apply it to their lives.

There are steps taken which leads us to salvation in Christ. But what must be done first is to hear or read God's word. There are so many angles to look at the word "heard/hear" but what I want to do is not give you a complete study but have you look at a few texts regarding this word, consider their importance and hopefully stir you into a deeper Bible study with those you know and love.

Colossians 1:5-6
Romans 10:15-18
Galatians 3:2
Ephesians 3:3-5 (wrote/read)
1 John 1:3-5

One last thing, if you like. Re-read Colossians 1 and notice how many different ways Paul describes the gospel (v. 5). As you read through the entire chapter, and it may take a few times, you will recognize the various descriptors representing God's word. I found 6. Let me know what you find!
Here are a few:
"words of truth"
"gospel"
"word of God"
??What else did you find??

Enjoy!

2 comments:

Toni Derouin said...

The mystery, riches, and hope of the gospel?

Jon Warnes said...

It may have been a stretch but in relation to the "word of truth", Paul describes it in other ways throughout chapter 1 of Colossians:
"the gospel"
"the grace of God in truth"
"His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding"
"all power"
"word of God"